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Community Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
31 May 2024
We are a vibrant innovative Integrated Care Team, with a passion for providing excellent care for our patients. We work closely with GPs and allied Health Care Professionals and have a One Team Approach, embracing staff development and learning.

We are a busy happy team, who welcome new team members. All of our staff are encouraged to contribute to the ongoing development of the services that we provide, and we strive to ensure the talents of the team are recognized and opportunities to flourish are encouraged. We are seeking either newly qualified or experienced nurses to provide complex care and treatment to adults living in the area who have long-term or complex health needs. You will work in a multi-disciplinary way alongside other specialist services, including those in the community, social and voluntary services.

To support you within your role, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust have an excellent learning and development department. Access to further develop your clinical skills and leadership development are available and encouraged. The Trust acknowledge that supporting development and nurturing their staff leads to outstanding patient care and staff satisfaction. We are committed to support the development of your career and have a competency-based approach to clinical training and development which will ensure you are able to apply your newly developed skills in a safe and effective way.

Main duties of the job

Working within Professional guidelines and accountability, the post-holder will have responsibility for the management of a defined community caseload (via Nursing, mental health, Physiotherapy or OT interventions) for a group of GP Practices as part of the Integrated Care Team.

The post holder will have responsibility for managing, co-ordinating and delegating work ensuring referrals are dealt with according to clinical need, holistic assessments and care plans are recorded in line with Trust and Professional record keeping standards and clinical care at all times meets acceptable standards of patient safety and quality outcomes

The post holder will be required to work with a high degree of autonomy and professional accountability. A primary aim of the role is to prevent unnecessary admission of patients to an acute hospital and support timely discharge into the community. The post holder will also have a responsibility for re-enablement, rehabilitation, health protection and promotion programmes that improve and reduce inequalities.

Act with Compassion, to be Committed to delivering high quality Care, use effective Communication, be Competent & have Courage when needed.

Participate in the holistic assessment, implementation & evaluation of programmes of care and therapy for patients in the home, without direct supervision. Includes those with chronic disease, terminal illness who wish to die at home and complex care needs.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description document attached.

Person Specification



  • Registered Qualification (RGN)
  • Current (UK/EU) Driving Licence


  • Post Registration qualifications



  • Experience of planning person centred needs
  • Experience of organising resources relating to patient needs (e.g. equipment, dressings, etc.)
  • Experience of multi-professional working
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workload
  • Demonstrate initiative in resolving issues and problems
  • Enthusiastic and well motivated
  • Car driver and own transport


  • Post Registration experience
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Knowledge of working with Students

Additional Criteria


  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Experience of working with a range of disciplines and agencies
  • Experience of dealing with sensitive/distressing issues


  • Ability to demonstrate a pro-active approach to deadlines
  • Mentorship skills
  • Knowledge of Frailty, long term condition management, re enablement, Palliative Care

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Applemore Leisure Centre

Calypits Lane, Dibden



SO45 5TN

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